Death notice of Maxene Martinez (1957 – 2021) – Santa Fe, New Mexico

NOVEMBER 16, 1957 – JUNE 22, 2021
Maxene “Veronica” Martinez, 63, was called home to be with the Lord on June 22, 2021, surrounded by her loving family and friends, after a courageous 4-year battle with cancer. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Maxene has dedicated her life to her family, her faith and those in need. She was born in Santa Fe, NM on November 16, 1957, to Pedro and Paulita Roybal of Pecos, NM. She was very devoted to her Lord and to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and faithfully prayed the Rosary for her family and for anyone in need. She firmly believed in the power of prayer and passed this spirituality on to her children and grandchildren. Child of God, Maxene is much loved, deeply missed and precious to her.
Maxene was predeceased by her parents, Pedro and Paulita Roybal; sister, Isabel DeLora; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Ulery, Cesario DeLora, Vincent DeLora; special nephews, Ronald (Ron) Roybal, Adrian Quintana; stepmother, Casimira Varela. Maxene is survived by her 38 year old husband Anthony and her children Krystal (Orlando) Hurtado and Justin Martinez; grandchildren, Jurrell and Uriah Hurtado; brothers, Ron Roybal (Gloria), Joe S. Roybal; sisters, Trudy Roybal, Cindy Roybal, Lena DeLora, Thelma Ulery; brother and sister-in-law, Randy Varela (Cindy) and many relatives, friends and extended family.
Maxene was employed by New Mexico State Public Safety and worked as a substitute teacher with Santa Fe Public Schools. Maxene will always be remembered for taking care of her family and grandchildren. She was well known for cooking her famous dishes for all occasions and she loved listening to her favorite country music singer, Alan Jackson. Maxene and Anthony enjoyed drinking coffee together in the morning, watching their western shows, and watching their two grandchildren, Jurrell and Uriah, play sports. Maxene has always been their biggest fan and she has never missed a game or an event. Maxene was a member of the San Isidro Catholic Church in Santa Fe, NM. Maxene will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Let us share with you and each other one of Maxene’s favorite sayings, “I love you to the moon and back.”
The Rosary and Mass will be held at the San Isidro Catholic Church in Agua Fria on July 15, 2021. The Rosary at 11:30 am and Mass will follow. Interment will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 pm Reception to be followed at Elks Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM.
Honorary bearers: Adrian Quintana Jr., Kameron Keahbone, Dylan Gurule, Dylan Lovato, Julian Conlan, Jadyn Conlan
Carriers: Randy Varela, Ron Roybal, Ryan Roybal, Elefio Benavidez Jr., Gilbert Archuleta, Fernando Vargas
The Martinez family would like to especially thank the staff at Amber Care for the kind and compassionate care they provided to Maxene, as well as the staff at Rivera Family Funeral Home for their professional and caring assistance.
Funeral of the Rivera family
and cremations
417 East Rodeo Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Telephone: (505) 989-7032

Posted by Santa Fe New Mexican July 2-12, 2021.

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